Aural Delights Radio Show – June 6th 2012

On this show – which you can listen to here

1 Weird Dreams Vague Hotel Choreography
2 E-Mute Illusions Too Proud to Say Loud
3 Forgery Lit Trainspotting Up Intake
4 Moff Skellington One Shoe On and One Shoe Off Thorny Conduits
5 Moving Magnets I’m Yours Stuck On A Wall
6 Mummy Short Arms Cigarette Smuggling Old Jack’s Windowless Playhouse
7 Paul J Riley I Have No Doubt Alba Place
8 Robin Trower The Fool and Me King Biscuit Flower Hour
9 Silence Rises Hard White Snow Free Music
10 The Baltic States For the land Demo
11 The Fierce and the Dead 01 666…6 On VHS
12 Mykus featuring Fruit Shoes Carrots Demo
13 Wibutee Newborn Thing Newborn Thing
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Aural Delights Radio Show – 31st August 2011

A mixed bag of old and new featuring three fumbles from Farley……

  • Van Der Graaf – Cat’s Eye, Yellow Fever (Running) – The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Demo – they dropped the “generator” part of the name for this 1977 release, possibly the coolest prog rock band in the universe at the time given Hammill’s approbation by the likes of Smith and Lydon….this finds Hammill and Evans reunited with Nic Potter and adding Graeme Smith from “String Driven Thing” to create a unique mix of punk ethic and prog excess. A great album and well worth searching out for a listen.
  • Moongoose – Slumber (There is light) – Silhouettes and Shadows – well we’ve all been getting a little bit excited about this band at Salford City Radio and my chums SD and Monty have been playing their music – thanks to James for getting this one to me. Exceptional stuff.
  • Voix Bulgares – Polegnala E Todala – Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares – fond memories of this album from the Peel show and thanks to Farley for recommending it as a “fumble” for this weeks show.
  • Siglo 21 – She’s The One – Residents of Temporary Homes – I received a pile of CDs from the lovely folks at Sleepy Music and was impressed by all of them. This band write great tunes.
  • Steamkings – The Heavenly B&B – The Full English – Songs about illicit weekends in Brighton, encroaching adult responsibilities and how to avoid them. Unreleased until recently , and with extra bonus tracks from the sessions. Great album.
  • Twin Atlantic – Make A Beast of Myself – Single – out soon, not been too keen on this lot until now but this single is damn good.
  • Robedoor – Solid State – Bored Fortress – another Farley recommendation – this band have had a split release with local heroes “Gnod” – in essence Alex and Britt Brown doyens of the underground scene who run the Not Not Fun lable. Loose, improvisational and trancey.
  • Moongoose – Dark Forces Walking – Silhouettes and Shadow – another excellent track from a rather marvellous combo.
  • Forgery Lit – Innocence – Demo – as featured on last weeks show.
  • Honey – Counting Seasons – Taste It and See – as featured for the last four weeks this is the remaining  track from the recent EP that I have not played yet.
  • Sen Segur – Cyfoeth Gwylb – Pen Rhydd – as featured for the last four weeks this is the remaining track from the last but one EP that I have not played yet. Loosely translates from the Welsh as Power Wet….or is it Wet Power?
  • Orchestra of Spheres – Spontaneous Symmetry – Nonogonic Now – the last Farley “Fumble” of the evening, barking mad and rather fine indeed.
  • Scientist and Prince Jammy – Buck Rogers in the Black Hole –  Scientist and Jammy Strike Back! – Linval Thompson and the Roots Radics at their dubby best.
To listen to all of this click on the linkage below…..

Aural Delights Radio Show – 23rd August 2011

This show features a significant amount of newer material:

  • Forgery Lit – Toffee Tears – came in through our unsigned page at http://www.salfordcityradio.org as did a lot of the bands on this show. Check out there Facebook page for both tracks but  I play but unfortunately very little information at this stage. Impressed by this I have to say, a unique sound
  • Mummy Short Arms – Cigarette Smuggling – along with Kill for Company, the new band of the year for me so far. This was their last release on Flowers in the Dustbin. The new single is later on in the show.
  • Honey – Tang – Taste it and see – another great band from Scotland, I have been featuring this EP for the last few weeks, and rather fine it is to.  A recent interview on the Southside Happenings blog fills you in on more details.
  • Mike Bryant – Colours in the Rainbow – Urgency – you can download his EP for free from www.mikebryantmusic.co.uk/media.html where there is a lot more information about this guy who has a unique voice.
  • Clara Engel – Lick My Fins – Secret Beasts –  another singer with a unique approach – check out her extensive back catalogue here http://claraengel.bandcamp.com/
  • Able Tasmans – The Klingon National Anthem – Store in a cool place – another Farley selection from New Zealand.
  • Mummy Short Arms – Change – the new single which is out in September I believe, another example of how marvellous this band are.
  • Sen Segur – Oswald – Pen Rhydd – another band that I have been featuring over the last few weeks – you can get their music from here http://recordiaucaegwyn.com/
  • Forgery Lit – Sofia
  • Mummy Short Arms – Where’s the Mortuary? – the other part of the new single
  • Ektoise – Subquanta – Kiyomizu – impressive Australian band – check out their music here http://ektoise.bandcamp.com/
  • Dave Graney – Night of the Wolverine 4 -Rock and Roll is Where I Hide – an abiding love for this man’s music requires that I play him once in a while. This is a remake of an older Coral Snakes tune on the latest album – details of where to purchase are here http://www.thedavegraneyshow.com/General/swag007.htm – he also has a book out which I must track down.
To listen to the show click the link below

Bits and Pieces – August 15th 2011

And so here we are again…..

  • Very impressed by No Flash who have a new album out called “Corporation Street” via I-Tunes. Unfussy post-punk indie with a sharp guitar sound, a good vocalist and the ability to write good tunes – well worth a listen.
  • Pleased to see some Dischord albums are being released soon – hoping to get to some early promo copies – though I suspect some serious editing will be required for radio play with all the effin’ and jeffin’ i’ve heard on a preview. There will be two albums from the “vault”  released this autumn, Faith Subject to Change plus First Demo and Void Sessions 1981-83.
  • Mike Bryant’s easy acoustic style is worth a listen on his free download here – impressive lyrics and the use of anglo-inflections on his vox set him aside from trans-atlantic copyists – good lyrics too.
  • Very taken with Forgery Lit  from Bristol – a hallmark of a good band is that they do not sound like anything else you have heard before – I’m pretty sure i’ve not heard anything like this – strong lead vox from Ami Martin and a very tight band with some great poly-rhythmic drumming – able to move from emotive balladeering to high tempo indie/rock with effortless aplomb……check out “Toffee Tears” …..
  • My favourite new band of the moment are Kill for Company – a modified guitar (an extra bass string or something like that)  and drums duo from Manchester who able to blend melodic tunes with a brutal mix of math/post/indie with an element of 70s down-town – well worth a listening and you can download their stuff free here – if the world was fair these guys would be huge, and maybe they will be as they certainly are the cohones of the pooch…..